Sadie Beatrice Judstra


February 7, 1920 - January 26, 2011




Sadie Beatrice Judstra was born February 7, 1920, at Denver, CO, to Gruelt and Sadie (Venema) Baker. She grew up and attended school at Denver. On July 6, 1939, she married George Judstra at Denver. They moved to South Dakota in 1942, and farmed at Corsica for two years, then north of Alexandria for twenty years. She attended Stewart School of Hairstyling in Aberdeen, and then lived in Hartford for two years where she operated Sadie’s Beauty Shop. In 1965, she and her husband became house parents at Abbott House in Mitchell. She was also employed at Thune’s Hardware, was a daycare provider at Methodist Hospital and was a custodian at the First Reformed Church. She had been a member of the Good Samaritan Center in Canton since 2007. She was a charter member of the First Reformed Church, a Sunday School Teacher, a member of the Hannah Bible Study and RCW.

She is survived by four children: Sadie Kortemeyer and husband Bill of Canton; Georgia Brenden and husband Larry of Austin, MN; Gladys Hall and husband Jerry of Sioux Falls; Gertrude Judstra of Canton; one daughter-in-law, Joan Judstra of Wessington Springs; nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband George in 2000, a son Albert Judstra, a daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Judstra, and six brothers and sisters.

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established to the Mitchell Area Safehouse or the First Reformed Church.



Friday, January 28, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, January 29, 2011
10:30 AM
First Reformed Church
516 West 14th Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

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Posted by Scott Kortemeyer on September 22, 2011
Thanks to all friends of Grandma Sadie and our family. She's with loved ones now in the next life and that's all we could want.
Scott Kortemeyer (Grandson)
Posted by George and Judi Burgers on January 31, 2011
Each of you has my deepest sympathy. Very sorry to hear this. Visiting the farm during my junior high years are some of the happiest memories of that time.
Posted by Jim & Carol De Boer on January 31, 2011
To Bill & Sadie...Thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time of loss. Friends from Corsica...Jim & Carol
Posted by Val, & Dawn Luckett on January 30, 2011
Our thoughts and Prayers to the Judstra Families
The Luckett's
Val, Dawn, Mace, Josh, Vance, Courtney, Dusty
Posted by Burt & Pam Stransky on January 29, 2011
Gregg so sorry to hear about your grandmother's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Charlene Ost on January 28, 2011
Georgia, Val called me (and Joe told me). You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there for you, but will see you next week.
Posted by Kathleen Nelson on January 28, 2011
Hi Gertrude,I saw your mom's obituary in the Argus Leader on my computer. I want to send you my codonlence to ye3ou and your family. I will keep you in my payers.
Posted by Neal (Bill) Burgers on January 28, 2011
Both Sadie and George were wonderful friends to my parents, Neal and Wilma. And I remember most warmly our many family get-togethers while we lived in Mitchell.
Posted by Joan Giedd on January 28, 2011
I remember visiting with Sadie sometimes, before church would start on Sunday mornings. She was always a friendly, kindly person.
Posted by Stu and Joan Zoetewey on January 27, 2011
We have fond memories of seeing Aunt Sadie at the Colorado family reunions and later visits in Mitchell and Canton.
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